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1. 30 Rack : A case of beer.  
2. Alice in Dairyland : Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin's agricultural ambassador. Based out of Madison (she's employed by the State Department...  
3. Anymore : As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous...  
4. Audrey Seiler : A college girl who allegedly faked her own kidnapping. She was declared missing for several days before all of the...  
5. Brother Jed : I remember going down to library mail when I was in high school in the 80's and seeing Brother Jed speaking to the...  
6. Cafe Montmartre : Café Montmartre is a great little bar on East Mifflin, just east of the capitol. It's a pretty classy place, somewhere...  
7. Chad Vader : Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
8. City, The : People refer to the entire borough of Manhattan as "the city." For example, someone in Brooklyn might say: "I don't...  
9. Drowning Pool : Another hard rock band from Dallas, Texas that got signed to a large label. You've probably heard their song "Bodies"...  
10. Echo Burger : The Echo Tap has a flagship burger, the Echo Burger, that has a 1/4 lb. beef patty, a 1/4 lb. braty patty, two slices...  
11. Elastics : Rubber Bands.  
12. FIB'S : FIB'S is a Chicago-style hot dog vendor that sells out of a trailer in Madison's Library Mall area. The name FIB'S is a...  
13. Hippie Christmas : This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time,...
14. House That Ruth Built, The : This is a nickname for Yankee Stadium, referring to baseball legend Babe Ruth.  
15. Kumeyaay : The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and...  
16. Largest Cowboy Boots in the World, The : A pair of 40 foot tall and 20 foot wide cowboy boots, located at the North Star Mall.  
17. Leaky Beer : The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs down...  
18. madison.com : Madison.com is the main media site for Capital Newspapers, which owns both the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital...  
19. Marshall the Marshal : Highly popular children's television show from the late 1960s featuring Marshall Shapiro as Marshall the Marshal....  
20. Pat McCurdy : The man, the myth, the cult. Performances most tuesday nights at the Regent Street Retreat. "Sex and Beer" - need I...  
21. Pulleybone : A wishbone  
22. San Antonio Local Time : A reference to the relatively laid-back pace of the city.  
23. Sconnie : An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites...
24. Slugging : Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much...  
25. Terrace Chairs : The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
26. You're among (drunk) friends : At Wisconsin Badger football games you'll see a number of different creative t-shirt messages. Many of them hold...  
27. Za's Italian Cafe : Za's is an excellent place for Italian food on State Street. Za's serves fast-casual Italian food, not to be confused...  

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Retrocession is the act of giving back land that was once granted. In the case of Washington, DC retrocession is the process of returning land to Virginia and Maryland after the creation of the federal District of Columbia in 1791 for our nation's capital.

Mid-City is one of the largest of New Orleans' 73 neighborhoods, and one of its most diverse. The neighborhood extends roughly from the Pontchartrain Expressway/Earhart on the south/Riverside to Orleans Avenue on the north/Lakeside, and City Park Avenue on the upriver side of the neighborhood to Broad Street (sometimes Claiborne Avenue) on the downriver side. Mid-City is also one of the few neighborhoods whose demographic composition is representative of the diversity of New Orleans at large. Mid-City is home to a number of cultural and social institutions, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Angelo Brocato's cannoli/gelato/spumoni, Jesuit High School, the Criminal Court and Justice Complex, the Dixie and Falstaff Breweries, a part of the New Orleans Medical District and the new joint VA-LSU Charity Hospitals, and Warren Easton High School. The Canal Street and Carrollton Avenue streetcar lines also run through the neighborhood.

A style of housing dating back to the 17th century, similar to a town home; very common in the older parts of D.C.

A skewered concoction of veal and pork unique to Pittsburgh.

A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.